Episcopal Relief and Development Sunday
Feb
18
12:01 AM00:01

Episcopal Relief and Development Sunday

The first Sunday of Lent, February 18th will be dedicated to Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) with a special focus on some of the world's most vulnerable children.

In the Episcopal Church Lent has been designated as a time to remember the global response of the ERD to the most vulnerable of the world.  We at St. Francis will remember this Episcopal Organization, which encounters Christ in the children they serve, on the first Sunday in Lent,  February 18th. Please see future Friar's Messengers and bulletin inserts for more information concerning the global mission of ERD.

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Lenten Study Series
Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

Lenten Study Series

On Wednesday during Lent will be a Lenten Study with a simple soup supper at 6:30 pm beginning on February 21st. The series will center on the movie Mudbound. During the first two weeks we will watch the movie and the remaining three weeks will be dedicated to discussion. You can watch a trailer on You Tube.

Childcare will be provided.

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Lenten Study Series
Feb
28
6:30 PM18:30

Lenten Study Series

On Wednesday during Lent will be a Lenten Study with a simple soup supper at 6:30 pm beginning on February 21st. The series will center on the movie Mudbound. During the first two weeks we will watch the movie and the remaining three weeks will be dedicated to discussion. You can watch a trailer on You Tube.

Childcare will be provided.

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Lenten Study Series
Mar
7
6:30 PM18:30

Lenten Study Series

On Wednesday during Lent will be a Lenten Study with a simple soup supper at 6:30 pm beginning on February 21st. The series will center on the movie Mudbound. During the first two weeks we will watch the movie and the remaining three weeks will be dedicated to discussion. You can watch a trailer on You Tube.

Childcare will be provided.

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Lenten Study Series
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

Lenten Study Series

On Wednesday during Lent will be a Lenten Study with a simple soup supper at 6:30 pm beginning on February 21st. The series will center on the movie Mudbound. During the first two weeks we will watch the movie and the remaining three weeks will be dedicated to discussion. You can watch a trailer on You Tube.

Childcare will be provided.

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Lenten Study Series
Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

Lenten Study Series

On Wednesday during Lent will be a Lenten Study with a simple soup supper at 6:30 pm beginning on February 21st. The series will center on the movie Mudbound. During the first two weeks we will watch the movie and the remaining three weeks will be dedicated to discussion. You can watch a trailer on You Tube.

Childcare will be provided.

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Taize Service
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

Taize Service

A Taizé service is held at St. Francis on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm. This form of worship is intended to allow peoples of all faith to come together in prayer and meditation.

“It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being” says Brother John, a Taizé monk. There is no preaching, no teaching. There is just an elegantly simple service: short chants repeated over and over in the dark along with short Scripture readings and times of silence.

Taizé prayer began at a monastic community in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940's by a Swiss man known as Brother Roger. 

Please join us and bring a friend. We can all use some time to rest in God.

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Taize Service
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Taize Service

A Taizé service is held at St. Francis on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm. This form of worship is intended to allow peoples of all faith to come together in prayer and meditation.

“It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being” says Brother John, a Taizé monk. There is no preaching, no teaching. There is just an elegantly simple service: short chants repeated over and over in the dark along with short Scripture readings and times of silence.

Taizé prayer began at a monastic community in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940's by a Swiss man known as Brother Roger. 

Please join us and bring a friend. We can all use some time to rest in God.

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Taize Service
May
22
6:00 PM18:00

Taize Service

A Taizé service is held at St. Francis on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm. This form of worship is intended to allow peoples of all faith to come together in prayer and meditation.

“It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being” says Brother John, a Taizé monk. There is no preaching, no teaching. There is just an elegantly simple service: short chants repeated over and over in the dark along with short Scripture readings and times of silence.

Taizé prayer began at a monastic community in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940's by a Swiss man known as Brother Roger. 

Please join us and bring a friend. We can all use some time to rest in God.

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Taize Service
Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Taize Service

A Taizé service is held at St. Francis on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm. This form of worship is intended to allow peoples of all faith to come together in prayer and meditation.

“It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being” says Brother John, a Taizé monk. There is no preaching, no teaching. There is just an elegantly simple service: short chants repeated over and over in the dark along with short Scripture readings and times of silence.

Taizé prayer began at a monastic community in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940's by a Swiss man known as Brother Roger. 

Please join us and bring a friend. We can all use some time to rest in God.

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Ash Wednesday
Feb
14
6:30 PM18:30

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Service will be held on February 14th at 12:10 and 6:30 pm. Ashes will also be distributed at 9:15 am morning prayer service. 

Ash Wednesday begins Lent, a season of fasting and prayer. It takes place 46 days before Easter Sunday. Ash Wednesday comes from the ancient Jewish tradition of penance and fasting. The practice includes the wearing of ashes on the head. The ashes symbolize the dust from which God made us.

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Newcomer Lunch
Feb
11
1:00 PM13:00

Newcomer Lunch

All those new to the St Francis community are cordially invited to the newcomer lunch on Sunday,  February 11th at 1:00 pm in the parish hall. Come and enjoy a delicious lunch while meeting fellow Franciscans and learning more about our community.

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St. Francis Speaks
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

St. Francis Speaks

In February we welcome Sr. Theresa Sullivan, the program director for Daybreak Center in Macon. Daybreak is a day/resource center offering individuals access to showers, telephones, computers, laundry services, a medical clinic, and case managers.We will also meet on the first Wednesday of the month to avoid a conflict with Ash Wednesday.

Join us on the second Wednesday of the Month at 6:30 pm for fellowship and discussion. Each month we will present a different speaker from around Macon and surrounds to share with us on various topics.

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2018 Annual Meeting
Jan
28
11:30 AM11:30

2018 Annual Meeting

Our annual parish meeting will be on Sunday, January 28 at 11:30 am. Please bring a dish to share for a pot-luck lunch.

We will have services at the following times on that Sunday.
7:45 am - Holy Eucharist
10:00 am - Combined Eucharist
6:00 pm - Contemplative  Celtic Holy Eucharist

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 Taize Service
Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Taize Service

A Taizé service is held at St. Francis on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm. This form of worship is intended to allow peoples of all faith to come together in prayer and meditation.

“It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being” says Brother John, a Taizé monk. There is no preaching, no teaching. There is just an elegantly simple service: short chants repeated over and over in the dark along with short Scripture readings and times of silence.

Taizé prayer began at a monastic community in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940's by a Swiss man known as Brother Roger. 

Please join us and bring a friend. We can all use some time to rest in God.

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St. Francis Book Club
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

St. Francis Book Club

CANCELLED DUE TO COLD AND FLU. SEE YOU NEXT MONTH ON FEBRUARY 21ST.

We will be rereading A Gentleman in Moscow for our January book. Some of the members did not receive the book in time for the original reading due to Hurricane Irma. We will meet on January 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm (yes this is a special time). For more information, please contact Barbara Thompson at thompson694709@bellsouth.net.

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Chili Cook Off and Burning of the Greens
Jan
6
7:00 PM19:00

Chili Cook Off and Burning of the Greens

All are invited to a Chili Supper following Epiphany service. Those who are interested may submit a batch of their best Chili for a chance to win the coveted "Golden Ladle."

Burning of the greens will follow the supper. Bring you live Christmas tree and any other live greenery you had over the holidays to burn in the bonfire.

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Christmas Lessons and Carols
Dec
31
11:15 AM11:15

Christmas Lessons and Carols

In this service, we listen to Scripture lessons which recount the Fall, the promise of a Messiah, the Incarnation, and the Great Commission to preach the Good News.  Each lesson is followed by a carol or other song that reflects on the lesson's message and a brief prayer.

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Taize Service
Dec
26
6:00 PM18:00

Taize Service

A Taizé service is held at St. Francis on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm. This form of worship is intended to allow peoples of all faith to come together in prayer and meditation.

“It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being” says Brother John, a Taizé monk. There is no preaching, no teaching. There is just an elegantly simple service: short chants repeated over and over in the dark along with short Scripture readings and times of silence.

Taizé prayer began at a monastic community in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940's by a Swiss man known as Brother Roger. 

Please join us and bring a friend. We can all use some time to rest in God.

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Christmas Services
Dec
24
to Dec 25

Christmas Services

Sunday, December 24, 2017

8:30 am - Combined Worship Service

6:00 pm - Christmas Eve Children's Pageant

8:00 pm - Christmas Eve Eucharist

11:00 pm - Celtic Christmas Eve Service

Monday, December 25, 2017

11:15 am - Christmas Day Eucharist

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The Longest Night Service
Dec
21
6:30 PM18:30

The Longest Night Service

Join us on Thursday, December 21st for a special service at 6:30 pm. The Longest Night is a service of light in the midst of darkness, taking place on or around the eve of the winter solstice. This is a modern Christian religious service designed to temper the struggle with darkness and grief face by those living with loss.

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Advent Journey Week 4
Dec
19
5:30 PM17:30

Advent Journey Week 4

St. Francis and with St. Peter Claver are joining together once again on an Advent Journey. We will be meeting on Tuesday’s from 5:30-7:45 for a pot-luck dinner and discussion beginning on November 28th. St. Peter Claver will host November 28 and December 12 and St. Francis will host December 5 and 19.

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Cafe Amore
Dec
16
6:00 PM18:00

Cafe Amore

Cafe Amore is Saturday, December 16th from 6 pm to 8 pm! Our Youth will serve and bus your meal. We turn the Parish Hall into the cafe of love. We will also have a Dessert Silent Auction. Please come for fellowship and fun as we support our Youth.

How can you help our Youth with this fundraiser? Sign up to bring a homemade lasagna, we need 8 meat lasagnas, 3 vegetable lasagnas, and one eggplant parmesan. We also need desserts for our silent auction.

Please message us if you have any questions.

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Advent Journey Week 3
Dec
12
5:30 PM17:30

Advent Journey Week 3

St. Francis and with St. Peter Claver are joining together once again on an Advent Journey. We will be meeting on Tuesday’s from 5:30-7:45 for a pot-luck dinner and discussion beginning on November 28th. St. Peter Claver will host November 28 and December 12 and St. Francis will host December 5 and 19.

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Christmas Cookie Exchange
Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

Christmas Cookie Exchange

Get your recipes ready for the Christmas Cookie Exchange on Dec 9th from 11 am - 1 pm. 

Cookie Prep & Packaging Instructions

PREP & PACKAGING

  • Make 6 1/2 (six and a half) dozen cookies of the same kind
  • Package in bags of 6 cookies each

COOKIE EXCHANGE

  • Bring the 13 packages (6 cookies in each package) in a basket or on a tray

Please bring extra cookies for those in need. These will be donated to our various local outreach ministries.

You are not required to bring cookies to attend this event! (However, you must bring cookies in order to participate in the cookie exchange)

 

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Love Letters
Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

Love Letters

Come travel with Melissa Gardner, played by Mary Wilder, and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, played by Kenneth Hammond, on December 8th at 7 pm as they relive, through letters to each other, 50 years of hopes, ambitions, dreams, disappointments, victories, and defeats that have passed between them throughout their lives.

Tickets are $10 each and all proceeds go to our local outreach ministries. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served at intermission.

 

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Advent Journey Week 2
Dec
5
5:30 PM17:30

Advent Journey Week 2

St. Francis and with St. Peter Claver are joining together once again on an Advent Journey. We will be meeting on Tuesday’s from 5:30-7:45 for a pot-luck dinner and discussion beginning on November 28th. St. Peter Claver will host November 28 and December 12 and St. Francis will host December 5 and 19.

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Advent Lessons and Carols
Dec
3
6:00 PM18:00

Advent Lessons and Carols

The Festival of Lessons and Carols is a service of Scripture and song that dates to the late 19th century.  In this service, we listen to six Scripture lessons which recount the Fall, the promise of a Messiah, and the Incarnation.  Each lesson is followed by a carol or other song that reflects on the lesson's message and a brief prayer.

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Beauty & the Beast
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Beauty & the Beast

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Theatre Macon is presenting a benefit performance of "Beauty and the Beast." All proceeds from the performance will go to support Daybreak, the day center for homeless persons in Macon.

Curtains open on Thursday, November 30, at 8 PM. Ticket prices are $25, and checks should be made out to "Daybreak/Depaul USA." 

For advance tickets by phone, please contact Daybreak at (478) 216-9119 during the day Monday - Friday and (478) 477-4571 during the evening and on weekends. 

Online ticket purchasing is also available at by visiting Daybreak's Facebook page and clicking on the Beauty and the Beast event and "ticket information."

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Advent Journey Week 1
Nov
28
5:30 PM17:30

Advent Journey Week 1

St. Francis and with St. Peter Claver are joining together once again on an Advent Journey. We will be meeting on Tuesday’s from 5:30-7:45 for a pot-luck dinner and discussion beginning on November 28th. St. Peter Claver will host November 28 and December 12 and St. Francis will host December 5 and 19.

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